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Westport dares to change D.A.R.E program

Westport dares to change D.A.R.E program

January 4, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Westport Public Schools has been discussing the possibility of changing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program from being run by the Westport Police Department , to being run by a specified school resource officer. D.A.R.E is a program, primarily in the eleme...

Westport student arrested for threatening violence

Westport student arrested for threatening violence

September 7, 2017

By Alex Reiner '18 A Westport Public School student was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 6 for a violent threat made towards the school system in an online gaming chat. The threat occurred in late August and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) traced the remark to a Westport Public School studen...

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport

June 6, 2017

The Westport Police Department (WPD) has received over 20 complaints regarding vandalized or stolen mailboxes since May 12. “The thefts and vandalisms have occurred during the overnight hours” and “these mailboxes cost between $100 and $450 to replace,” according to the WPD. The U.S. Postal Ins...

Westport Police alert residents of Coyote attacks

Westport Police alert residents of Coyote attacks

May 31, 2017

In the recent months, Westport has “experienced several incidents involving coyotes” and the Westport Police Department (WPD) has provided guidelines for handling the animals.   “The coyote’s ability to survive and take advantage of food sources found in and around man made habitats ...

Wrestling head coach terminated following arrest

Wrestling head coach terminated following arrest

Claire Dinshaw, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015

David Bernstein, who recently started his fourth season as head coach of the Wrecker’s wrestling team, was removed from his position Saturday, Dec. 5 after being arrested by the Westport Police Department on a narcotics charge earlier that morning. According to the Westport Police report, Bernstein was pulled over in Fairfield for erratic operation of a ...

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